International Validated Glyphosate Testing - Moms Across America

International Validated Glyphosate Testing

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

A year ago the first ever citizen initiated glyphosate testing was made available through Moms Across America to American citizens. Supporters from across the country took the time to send in their samples and the results shocked the world.

The supporters who who made this investment in their health actually invested in the health of the world. The results have made a difference and we thank you forever more.

Americans had glyphosate levels 3X higher in their water, 10-12X higher in their urine than Europe and levels 1600-3200 X HIGHER levels in breast milk than has been shown to cause harm in numerous scientific animal and human cell studies. A wave of interest rose up about glyphosate around the globe.

Bloggers, online news reporters, organizations and film makers realized that unless we raise awareness and cause change to buying/eating habits and our chemical farming system, we are headed for an international crisis. Those who have already lost loved ones feel we are already in one. 1 out of 2 males and 1 out of 3 females are EXPECTED to get cancer in America. 1 out of 2 of our children have a chronic illness. We must stop the attack on our immune systems by this toxic chemical which has been shown to be an antibiotic ( kill good bacteria and promote growth of pathogenic bacteria and weaken immune system), chelator ( vitamin and mineral deficiency) and endocrine disruptor ( miscarriages, birth defects, infertility and sterility) and cause placental cell death.

We can all take action to raise awareness by having tens of thousands of water and urine tests exposing the levels of glyphosate in our nations around the world. 

Announcing:

World First Validated Public Testing Set to Increase Pressure for Ban on Glyphosate

Is the World’s Number #1 Herbicide in Your Body?

Roundup ( glyphosate) sprayed in backyards, streets, playgrounds, parks and our food.

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Watch the inspiring promo video by Ed Brown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAEEDluI_s0

Get tested:  http://feedtheworld.info/glyphosate-testing-test-yourself/?ngo=Moms+Across+America 
$5 of every test goes to MAA to raise awareness about GMOs, when ordered from this link. Please share!

PRESS REALEASE:


The Feed The World project launched April 23,2015 with a World first, unique glyphosate test for the general public. The project with specific focus on women and children in the U.S. is offering the first ever validated public LC/MS/MS glyphosate testing for urine, water and soon breast milk. This could lead to a ban on the sale and use of glyphosate, the world’s number one herbicide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announcement in March shocked the global biotech (GMO) industry by classifying their most profitable chemical – glyphosate – as a “probable human carcinogen” (1).

Henry Rowlands, Director of Feed The World (2) stated Thursday;

“Glyphosate is the backbone of our current agricultural system that supplies us with toxic food, water and air. We aim to ban glyphosate by allowing the public to inform themselves about what levels of glyphosate are found in their own and their family’s bodies. Feed The World will also give a platform to profitable, agriculture alternatives that allow farmers, businesses and governments to change direction towards a better non-toxic future for our children.”

The validated glyphosate testing method (2) sponsored by Feed The World will allow the general public to find out with certainty what levels of glyphosate are found in their bodies and in their tap water.

Previous small-scale pilot studies completed in 2014 showed that glyphosate is found in American women’s breast milk, urine and water, but due to the ELISA testing method used in these tests the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government regulators were able to ignore the results. Feed The World has commissioned and sponsored a new validated LC/MS/MS testing method which will increase the pressure on the EPA and other regulators to take serious action on glyphosate-based herbicides, and potentially ban glyphosate.

Margaret of Mar, 31st Countess of Mar (3), member of the House of Lords in the UK, stated;

"It is to the women of the world that we must turn if future generations are to be able to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Glyphosate is known to probably cause cancers and other life threatening medical conditions and yet it is to be found everywhere. As individuals we cannot know whether or not we or our children are affected. This remarkable project will enable the women of the world to discover whether glyphosate is in our bodies or water supply; to learn how to avoid further exposures and, finally, to join together to show that we will no longer tolerate glyphosate in our food, water, air."

 

Award-winning U.S documentary Director Ed Brown, who will be covering the Feed The World project from start to end said:

“You cannot look back or dismiss this information once you have learned it. To understand that this chemical could be found in almost every single person on this planet, and that it is a probably carcinogen makes this the single most important story of our time. That's why I have chosen to help tell it to the world, because it is the fate of our entire human race that is on the line.”

NGOs and mother bloggers from across the U.S. including the Organic Consumers Association (4) and Mamavation (5) have already signed up to promote the testing.

The Feed The World project also includes a Women and Children’s Bill of Rights (6) that will be presented to the U.S. Senate in October calling for a phasing-out and total ban on the sales of glyphosate-based herbicides before the end of 2018.

The creation of and validation process for the glyphosate testing method as well as the public testing for urine and water is performed by a very highly regarded laboratory in USA, whose identity will remain confidential until later in 2015, when they will publish the full method paper in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The public breast milk testing will also begin later in 2015.

 

Dr. Paul Winchester, Clinical Professor at the Division of Neonatology (7) , Indiana University School of Medicine and the Director of the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) at St. Francis Hospital stated;

“Brave and concerned citizens will have to act if the real extent of pesticide contamination is to be known. We are being offered a chance to test ourselves for the most heavily used weed-killer in the history of mankind. RoundUp (Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide) is used to both kill weeds but also to desiccate crops prior to harvest. It is found in ground water, river water, rain, snow, soil, and food and the levels are rising. Is RoundUp in you? Is it in your baby? Is this weed killer imprinting our descendants’ DNA? These are the questions we hope you will help to answer. EPA won’t do it. Government won’t do it. Chemical companies won’t do it. Farmers won’t do it. Our Grocers won’t do it. If we don’t pee into a cup and pay for the analysis no one will. I hope you will help us find out the truth.”

 

The expected reaction to the project from the industry that produces glyphosate-based herbicides is that the levels found in humans are ‘safe’. However, Feed The World has provided a very clear information database(8) that identifies the many health and environmental dangers related to glyphosate, including evidence that glyphosate doses considered “safe” by industry and government regulators, have now been demonstrated to be “toxic”.

 

Dr. Michael Antoniou, Molecular Geneticist, London concluded:

“With increasing evidence that glyphosate may be toxic at very low doses through mechanisms such as disruption of endocrine (hormone) systems that in turn can lead to serious illness in all age groups, it is becoming ever more imperative to obtain wide-scale information on the levels of this substance in the human population at large.”

References:

(1) http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/20/us-monsanto-roundup-cancer-

idUSKBN0MG2NY20150320

(2) http://feedtheworld.info

(3) http://feedtheworld.info/glyphosate-testing-test-yourself/

FAQ: What validated method is being used for this glyphosate testing?

Glyphosate (N-(phosphomethyl)glycine ) is directly analyzed using liquid chromatography- tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Water and urine samples are prepared for analysis by solid phase extraction using an ion exchange column. Extracted samples are injected to the LC-MS/MS and the analyte is separated using an Obelisc N column (SIELC Technologies, Prospect Heights, IL) through isocratic elution. Ionization of glyphosate is achieved using an electrospray ionization source operated in negative polarity. The analyte is detected by multiple reaction monitoring using a 13C- labelled glyphosate as internal standard. Quantification of the analyte is done by isotope dilution method using an eight-point calibration curve. The assay has a limit of quantification of 0.1 ng/mL.

The intra- and inter-day precision observed are 6-15% in concentrations that range 0.1-80 ng/mL. Recoveries for glyphosate range 70-80% at concentrations within the assay’s linear dynamic range.

(4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_of_Mar,_31st_Countess_of_Mar

(5) https://www.organicconsumers.org/

(6) http://www.mamavation.com/

(7) http://feedtheworld.info/glyphosate-bill-of-rights/

(8) http://www.neonatology.iupui.edu/faculty/paul-d-winchester/

(9) http://feedtheworld.info/glyphosate/

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Watch the inspiring promo video by Ed Brown:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAEEDluI_s0

Get tested:  http://feedtheworld.info/glyphosate-testing-test-yourself/?ngo=Moms+Across+America 
$5 of every test goes to MAA to raise awareness about GMOs, when ordered from this link. Please share!

Press Contact:

Henry Rowlands

Director

Feed The World – www.feedtheworld.info

henry@feedtheworld.info

+359886699802


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